Deadline: Early fall, check website for details.

Eligibility: Brings two high school students from each state to Washington, D.C., for one week to observe the federal government and meet key officials. Students visit Capitol Hill, the White House, State Department, Supreme Court, the Pentagon and Washington landmarks. Delegates must be a resident of the United States, elected student officers or school representatives, and selected by education officials in each state.

Award: Each student receives a $5,000 college scholarship award for undergraduate studies.

Contact: Application available at www.ussenateyouth.org